A loan of $3,175 helped a member to purchase api (a breakfast drink) wholesale.

Pastoritas Group's story

The community association "PASTORITAS" will begin their third cycle in Pro Woman, as part of Focal Center of the Andes. It is made up of 8 members and is headed by a board of directors where Nery is the President. The businesses with which the members of the community association are engaged in are varied. Among them are: fruit sales, pastries, api sales, spice sales, cosmetics, skirt sales, electronics sales.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit small microenterprises where Nery is a member. She says that it is the first time that she joined Pro Mujer, joining by invitation of a friend that is a member of the institution. Today she has a business selling api (a Bolivian drink); She discloses that she learned this business many years ago together with her parents, as they had the same business. After some time she decided to go independent and start her own business.

The loan that they will now take out is to increase the capital (purchase of api wholesale) that she will acquire from the wholesale stores in the city of El Alto and then sell it in her retail space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her family, as she lives in a common-law marriage and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she like the healthcare training that the institution offers.

In this group: Nery, Zulema Yuli, Mriam , Bertha Concepción, Ponciano , Julia , Katerine, Sarahi

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka

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